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UNLV Dance Announces 2018-19'' s “” A Season Together””.

The UNLV department of dance announces its 2018-19 performance season, “A Season Together.” It features 4 unique performances showcasing works created by UNLV dance faculty and BFA trainees, in addition to cooperations with numerous departments within the UNLV College of Art and a biennial global collaboration with Korea National Sport University (KNSU).

Together 7
Oct. 19-20

The season kicks off with “Together 7,” a biennial concert celebrating the longstanding collaboration between 2 fantastic organizations of dance. In 2006, UNLV dance partnered with KNSU department of dance to produce “Together,” a show of shared dance work. Over the previous 12 years, an extra six concerts developed. Come commemorate our seventh cooperation, “Together 7.”

The project permits 20 dance majors from KNSU to take a trip to Las Vegas, partner with UNLV dance and provide a performance of dance operates at the Judy Bayley Theatre. While at UNLV, there is an exciting week of master classes and a chance to see how the phenomenon of dance manifests itself in each nation. When the performance ends, the journey continues. Twenty UNLV dance majors will travel to Seoul, South Korea, and provide the concert once again; continue to experience the dance of Korea; and indulge in the abundant cultural offerings. UNLV dance has a long tradition of international travel that broadens the visual lives of young artists and absolutely shows that artists are citizens of the world, that the world needs art, and that dance is a powerful language that transcends words and borders.

“Together 7” features an exciting collaborative program of modern, jazz, ballet, and conventional Korean dance with choreography by UNLV dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelepecz-Momot) and faculty from KNSU (James Jeon, Kim Hyun Nam, and Baek Hyun Soon). “Together 7” will include an unique performance by College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher of UNLV dance composer Beth Mehocic’s Interactions, and lighting by brand-new UNLV dance design specialist Michael Jarett.

Synchronicities
Nov. 15-18

November guarantees an interesting collection of dances from the bachelor of fine arts dance majors. “Synchronicities” presents these works in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One (HFA, Room 111). UNLV has been recognized by Backstage Magazine for its high-caliber choreography program.

Victoria Dale likewise will present an operate in this performance that will travel and represent UNLV at the International Association of Blacks in Dance International Conference in Dayton, Ohio, in January.

Collective Visions
March 1-2

UNLV dance has a deep respect for dance and design. The department of dance is the only dance department in the nation with a dedicated degree program in dance lighting, style, and phase management. “Collective Visions” is a concert where choreographers, visual artists, authors, and design artists work together to produce special dance environments and visual worlds.

Featuring choreography and style by UNLV’s award-winning faculty, Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Richard Havey, Michael Jarett, James Jeon, Beth Mehocic, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, and Louis Kavouras, “Collective Visions” will be presented in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

Unified Motions
April 25-28

The season ends with “Unified Movements,” a collection of works choreographed by the bachelor of arts majors in dance efficiency and choreography. This show will be presented in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One (HFA, Space 111).

Season tickets are now on sale for $60 at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center box office, located on the northeast end of school connected to the south face of the parking lot. Maps and directionsare readily available online. Private program tickets, available start Monday, Aug. 27, may be bought for $18 over the phone by calling (702) 895-ARTS (2787) or online at the PAC box office website.

Discount rate tickets are available to seniors, military members, all students, UNLV professors and personnel, and UNLV alumni. Marked down season tickets are $32 and individual performance tickets are offered for $10. Extra costs might apply.

UNLV Dance Presents “” In Stride' ' April 26-29

UNLV Dance presents its final performance of the season, “In Stride,” featuring work choreographed by the bachelor of fine arts majors in dance performance and choreography, at 7:30 p.m. April 26 – 28 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 – 29 in Dance Studio Among the Alta Ham Fine Arts structure.

All seats are $18, with $10 tickets readily available for seniors, military, students, and UNLV faculty, personnel, and alumni. Tickets may be bought at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

UNLV Dance Provides '' In Composition ' March 2 & & 3

The UNLV department of dance presents In Structure, a collaborative performance in between the department of dance and School of Music that produces an interesting program of new music and choreography. In Composition will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

Act One features choreographer Dolly Kelepecz-Momot and author Diego Vega’s ballet partnership illustrating Latin music, culture, and dance, Mountains to Sea. The piece has four brief motions that deconstruct the conventional designs of music from Vega’s homeland of Columbia.

Choreographer Margot Mink Colbert and author Cynthia Wong contribute Three Brief Pieces, created through the exploration of motion motivated by the noise of the structure, therefore creating 2 parallel art kinds. The work was first choreographed for “Midsummer Night’s Dances,” a program carried out in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the summer season of 2017.

Completing the very first act is choreographer Richard Havey and composer Jennifer Bellor’s cooperation of Bellor’s music Chase Destiny from her album Stay. Bellor’s Stay was included on NewMusicBox’s staff chooses as displaying a “wonderful presentation of how to maintain a highly private compositional identity without having to take sanctuary in pre-post-genre musical silos.” (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox). Chase The Stars is sung live by Bellor, with the rap voice of Rasar Amani.

Act 2 functions department of dance chair Louis Kavouras and music director/composer-in-residence Beth Mehocic. They have actually teamed up on a brand-new work entitled Resonant String, which develops a material of movement with diverse interactions that ups and downs from the voluminous field of area. Mehocic’s rating, Interactions for Viola and Manufactured Sounds, creates the acoustic background and environment for the choreography. Nancy Uscher, dean of the UNLV College of Fine Arts, performs viola on the piece.

Flight of an African Grey is by choreographer Vikki Baltimore-Dale and Beth Mehocic, choreographed to Picasso’s Flight for String Quartet by Mehocic. The music was influenced by Mehocic’s caged African grey parrot, Picasso, who sits in his cage and, Mehocic states, dreams about flying. “He does all these remarkable dives, turns, and balances in his cage, however when discharge, all he can do is flap his wings and slide to the flooring,” Mehocic said. “You can nearly notice Picasso’s imagine soaring in the clouds, and the sound effects in the strings provide the illusion of fluttering wings.”

Act 2 ends with a kind of “dance by opportunity” for choreographer Cathy Allen and author Charles Halka, who have actually participated in the imaginative procedure for Falling From The Curve. The music consists totally of noises from numerous things and instruments that Halka has actually gathered over the years. After seeing Allen’s work and participating in wedding rehearsals, he understood some of these sound combinations would fit perfectly. According to Halka, the long, continual consistencies, peaceful rustlings, layered textures, and jaggedly percussive bursts serve as a backdrop to the intimate, sometimes restrained, in some cases impulsive, and always perfectly shaped movement in Allen’s choreography.

All seats are $18, with $10 tickets available for senior citizens, military, students, UNLV professors, staff, and alumni. Tickets may be acquired at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center ticket office at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Best Bets: Paul Anka, So You Think You Can Dance, the Emerge benefit show and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Local soul vocalist Sabriel takes part in the Emerge benefit program at Brooklyn Bowl.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017|2 a.m.

. The Sun brought you some rich conversations this week with 2 of the super stars playing the Strip this weekend– Harry Connick Jr. and Joe Walsh– but those guys are simply a sample of what’s showing up in Las Vegas in the next few days.

PAUL ANKA The legendary entertainer– and the only artist with a song in Signboard’s Hot 100 in seven successive decades– is back at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. He just recently told the South Bend Tribune that his earlier days in Vegas contributed to his development as a songwriter: “I started with Sophie Tucker at the Sahara Hotel in 1959. Then I was there with the Rat Load at the Sands (Hotel) in 1960. All of that gave me a various gravitas. Then composing things like ‘The Tonight Show’ style and (the theme for the1962 movie) ‘The Longest Day.’ The word was out that I had the legs to last if I worked at my craft.” Nov. 17, details at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/an-evening-with-paul-anka-2/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE The current live tour version of the popular talent competitors show brings the leading 10 finalists from the 14th season to the Pearl at the Palms Friday night. Special visitors include all-stars Jasmine Harper, who’s worked with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, and Marko Germar, who’s seen stage time with Jennifer Lopez. Nov. 17, information at < a href="

http://www.palms.com/pearl-theater.html” target=” _ blank” > palms.com. DAVID SPADE & RAY ROMANO Of all the various checking out standups who move through the Terry Fator Theatre as part of the Mirage’s Aces of Funny series, the one-two punch of preferred TELEVISION funnymen Spade and Romano presents a special show experience. Get a double dose of laughs (and great deals of sarcasm) Friday and Saturday. Nov. 17-18, details at < a href="

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” > mirage.com. Related material EMERGE BENEFIT The first-year Emerge Effect + Music Conference was rescheduled from November to April, however the organizers are bringing a group of their up-and-coming artists– White Reaper, Mondo Cozmo and Grandson along with Las Vegas’ own Mike Xavier, B. Rose and Sabriel– to Brooklyn Bowl for a one-night mini-fest with profits going to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. November 18, info at < a href=" https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1585888-white-reaper-mondo-cozmo-las-vegas/" target=

_ blank “> brooklynbowl.com. BRUNCH TO BROADWAY Tony Award-nominated Las Vegas residents Robert Torti and DeLee Lively-Torti have dealt with a lot of stage and screen productions to count. They’re bringing their several years of experience to the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort for a Sunday matinee production packed with the most cherished Broadway songs carried out by Eric Jordan Young, Brandon Nix, Ashley Fuller and others backed by a five-piece band directed by Angela Chan. Nov. 19, details at stationcasinoslive.com.

So You Believe You can Dance lands at the Pearl

With a lot of talented dancers from a lot of artistic categories making Las Vegas their expert head office, it seems just natural for the 15-time Emmy Award-winning program So You Think You Can Dance to bring its live trip to town. The show’s leading 10 finalists from its 14th season remain in the middle of a 34-city run that takes the stage at the Pearl inside the Palms on November 17.

The theme for this year’s tour is “All the Right Relocations”– favorite routines from the TV season go back to join initial pieces produced solely for the live show. Accompanying the 10 finalists– Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, KiKi Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver– are SYTYCD all-stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. Harper has actually carried out in Beyoncé’s Lemonade, at the 87th yearly Academy Awards and alongside artists like Taylor Swift, Usher and Pitbull. Germar has actually gone on to perform in Grease Live, on Glee and with Jennifer Lopez.

It’s a sure thing that when this program moves from the little screen to the huge stage in a city developed on dance, it’ll be among the weekend’s most remarkable efficiencies. So You Think You Can Dance at the Pearl at the Palms, November 17.

UNLV Dance Showcases BFA Dance Majors with “” Between”” Nov. 16-19

UNLV Dance is proud to present “In Between,” an exciting collection of dances choreographed by dance majors,

Performances will be held in Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One, Rm. 111. at:

7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18
2:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19

In addition, dance professor Victoria Dale will present a work that will represent UNLV at the International Association of Blacks in Dance International Conference, and artist-in-residence Kristine Keppel will present a contemporary dance work.

Tickets are $18 and can be acquired at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Discounts are available.

UNLV Dance Presents “” In Orchestra 3″” Oct. 20-21

UNLV Dance provides its very first concert of the year, resuming the “In Orchestra” series, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

UNLV Dance groups with the UNLV Chamber orchestra, under the direction of Taras Krysa, to present Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Instead of simply rebuild the original ballet, the objective of the work is to gather a group of choreographers and inform the conventional story though the lens of various dance styles and categories, including ballet, modern-day dance, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, and folk dance. “In Orchestra 3” also will bring members of the UNLV Theatre into the mix by reciting some of Shakespeare’s initial text throughout the piece.

Efficiency highlights:

Dance & & complete orchestra
This production is a new version of the traditional ballet Romeo and Juliet: blending dance styles, genres, and forms, with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Margot Mink Colbert, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelepecz-Momot) and guest artists (James Jeon, choreographer in residence at Seoul Ballet Theatre, Jiyeon Kim and Jaesun Lee, dance professors at Korea National Sport University).
Music by Prokofiev carried out by the UNLV Chamber orchestra under the instructions of Taras Krysa.
Lighting by Elizabeth Kline, with video forecasts by Beth Mehocic.
Students from UNLV Theatre will be reciting a few of Shakespeare’s original text throughout the piece.
Price.

$ 18 – All Seats. $ 10 discounted tickets are readily available for senior citizens, military members, all trainees, UNLV Faculty and Staff, and UNLV Alumni. Tickets might be purchased at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center Box Office, at pac.unlv.edu, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Season subscriptions also are readily available.

'' A Choregraphers’ Showcase' ' commemorates 10 years of dance partnership

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Virginia Trudeau This year’s display efficiencies start October 8 at Mystére Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

. This Sunday begins the 10th anniversary efficiencies of the annual collaboration between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil known as “A Choreographers’ Showcase.” The first of three programs is set for 1 p.m. October 8 at the Mystére Theater at Treasure Island, and the program continues October 14 and 15 at the very same Strip area.

“AIR CONDITIONING” is emblematic of the long tradition of Las Vegas entertainers avoiding the Boulevard to work artistically with other regional artists, but there are 2 dancers-choreographers who are particularly thrilled to work together for this year’s edition.

Rachel Thomson is among the ballet’s business artists, in her 3rd year in Las Vegas from Alberta, Canada. She’s participated in “ACS” as long as she’s been in town, and she met Vegas native Anthony Cardona, an entertainer from Cirque’s “Michael Jackson One” show at Mandalay Bay, that first year. They began dating soon later on, and together they’ve created among the 15 initial works that will exist in this year’s show.

“We struck it off immediately, and she’s been my love since,” says Cardona. Though they’ve danced in the display, it’s the very first time for both performers to choreograph for the occasion. “We thought it was an excellent concept to collaborate and we were motivated by the whole team to do so, and they have actually been helping us along the way on the entire project.”

Cardona has choreographed different entertainment occasions at MGM Resorts residential or commercial properties during his profession, but the hip-hop dancer says this collaborative experience is expanding his point of view like never before. “She and I have 2 various trainings however we decided to come together and get rid of any presumptions of what we must be doing and start fresh,” he says. Their piece utilizes elements of Thomson’s style, ballet, combined with poppers, a bonebreaker, and other street-style dancers.

“Our piece is a combination of both of those [styles],” Thomson says. “There are specific sections he was more focused on and particular ones that are more my part, however numerous multiple parts where we bring them together.”

Their piece likewise includes a member of NBT’s Future Dance Scholars program, an outreach project established in 1993 that serves trainees from underserved communities and provides direct exposure to the art and education of dance.

“It’s an actually big honor for both of us to be part of the anniversary occasion,” Cardona says. “It’s not simply a partnership of artists, it’s truly various audiences coming together, too. People who may not go to a Cirque shoe or go to the ballet will sit together and delight in seeing these worlds collide.”

More than 60 regional artists from both companies plus 10 Future Dance Scholars will carry out in the showcase, a benefit for the nonprofit ballet company. Proceeds will support the business’s productions at the Smith Center along with its education and outreach programs. Tickets for the efficiencies begin at $25 and are available by calling 702-894-7722 or at nevadaballet.org.

UNLV Dance Announces 2017-18 Season– “The In Crowd””.

UNLV Dance reveals its 2017-18 season. For tickets, check out the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or call 702-895-ARTS (2787). Season subscriptions with a savings of as much as 20 percent are offered, as well as individual tickets. Discount rates are offered.

In Orchestra 3
Oct. 20-21

The first concert of the year resumes the UNLV Dance and the UNLV Orchestra “In Orchestra” series. UNLV Dance will team with the UNLV Orchestra to provide Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Rather than simply reconstruct the initial ballet, the goal of the work is to gather a group of choreographers and tell the conventional story though the lens of many dance styles and categories, consisting of ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, and folk dance. “In Orchestra 3” also will bring members of the UNLV department of theatre into the mix by reciting some of Shakespeare’s original text throughout piece. “In Orchestra 3” will be presented in the Artemus W. Ham Auditorium.

Efficiency highlights:

Features Dance and Full Orchestra.
This is a new variation of the classic ballet Romeo and Juliet. A mixing of dance styles, genres, and kinds, with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Margot Mink Colbert, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelpecz-Momot) and guest artists (James Jeon, choreographer in house at Seoul Ballet Theatre; Jiyeon Kim, dance faculty at Korea National Sport University; and Jaesun Lee, dance professors at Korea National Sport University).
Music by Prokofiev performed by the UNLV Chamber orchestra under the instructions of Taras Krysa.
Lighting by Elizabeth Kline, with video forecasts by Beth Mehocic.
The production also will bring UNLV department of theatre into the mix reciting some of Shakespeare’s original text throughout the piece.

In Between
Nov. 16-19

November promises an amazing collection of dances from the bachelor of arts dance majors. “Between” presents these operate in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One, HFA, Space 111.

Efficiency Emphasizes:

Bachelor of arts majors choreograph this series of pieces. UNLV has been acknowledged by Backstage Magazine for its high-caliber choreography program.
Victoria Dale also will provide a work in this performance that later on will represent UNLV at the International Association of Blacks in Dance International Conference.
Dance artist-in-residence Kristine Keppel will provide a modern-day dance work in this show.

In Composition
March 2-3

UNLV Dance always has actually had a deep regard for original music composition. This is reflected in the department’s having a music composer-in-residence on its full-time faculty. Teacher Beth Mehocic will team up with UNLV School of Music structure faculty members Jennifer Bellor, Charles Halka, Diego Vega, and Cynthia Wong, in addition to dance professors choreographers Cathy Allen, Margot Mink Colbert, Victoria Dale, Richard Havey, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, and Louis Kavouras to develop the performance “In Structure.”

“Interactions,” a new work composed by Mehocic, will feature an efficiency by Nancy Uscher, dean of the College of Fine Arts, with choreography by Louis Kavouras. “In Structure” will exist in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

In Stride
April 26-29

The season ends with “In Stride,” a collection of works choreographed by the bachelor of fine arts majors in dance performance and choreography. This program will be presented in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One, HFA, Room 111.

Season tickets are now on sale for $15 per performance at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center ticket office, conveniently situated on the northeast end of school attached to the south face of the parking garage. Maps and instructions are offered online. Individual show tickets also may be bought for $18 over the phone by calling (702) 895-ARTS (2787) or online at the PAC ticket office website. Discount tickets are readily available to elders, military members, all trainees, UNLV professors and staff, and UNLV alumni. Discounted season tickets are priced at $8 per efficiency and specific efficiency tickets are available for $10.

Also:

Oct. 6: Louis Kavouras will present excerpts from Erick Hawkins’ work “Plains Daybreak” as part of the Barrick Museum Celebration of the Arts occasion. The department of dance likewise will provide a movement improvisation at this occasion.

Oct. 3: James Jeon, choreographer in residence at Seoul Ballet Theatre in Seoul, South Korea, will provide a master class for regional talented ballet trainees. This class will be followed by a performance by Jeon, Louis Kavouras, Jiyeon Kim, and Jaesun Lee of the work they just recently created and presented at the Yeonsu Five-Sense Dance Project in Korea.